António de Noronha

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not to be confused with António José Severim de Noronha, 1st Duke of Terceira

António de Noronha
25th Viceroy of Portuguese India
In office
3 September 1564 – September 1568
Monarch Sebastian I of Portugal
Preceded by João de Mendonça
Succeeded by Luís de Ataíde
12th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon
In office
Monarch Sebastian of Portugal
Preceded by Diogo de Melo Coutinho
Succeeded by Fernando de Albuquerque

António de Noronha was the 12th Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon. Noronha was appointed in 1572 under Sebastian of Portugal; he was Captain-major until 1575. He was succeeded by Fernando de Albuquerque.[1] António de Noronha was also the Viceroy of Portuguese India between 3 September 1564 and September 1568. He captured Mangalore and built a fort there between 1564 and 1568.[2]


  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben. "Captains-major". Sri Lanka. Worldstatesmen. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ Varghese, Alexander P. (1 January 2008). India : History, Religion, Vision And Contribution To The World. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. p. 404. ISBN 978-81-269-0903-2. Retrieved 24 December 2011.
Government offices
Preceded by
Diogo de Melo Coutinho
Captain-majors of Portuguese Ceylon
Succeeded by
Fernando de Albuquerque
Preceded by
João de Mendonça
Viceroy of India
Succeeded by
Luís de Ataíde